Always an amazing experience. Inventive drinks and good choices, great service, eclectic “alley” location and vibe. Love it!
Hard to find, but totally worthy of the hunt. Amazing diversity of offerings with unique and succesful blending of flavors. Everything was really, really good. Gazpacho was amazing. Great gourmet burgers.
I was really upset about my dinner experience here. I ordered the duck (I've ordered this entrée in the past) and it arrived completely cold. Not lukewarm; we're talking cold. When I told my server, she took it back. Instead of bringing me a new meal, they just re-heated the dish. The duck was completely dry and the potatoes lost off of its moisture. For compensation, the server brought me an extra glass of wine, but I didn't want another glass of wine (and I didn't drink it). I came out for a good meal. I don't go out to eat to be served cold food that is then re-heated. Very disappointing.
It was the perfect GNO birthday celebration. The food and service was great! It was as delicious as the last time I dined here. They even allowed us to bring in our own birthday cake, cut it up and served it too. That of course didn’t stop us from ordering the chocolate mocha churro.
Phenomenal food! Creative, fresh, and local, with beautiful presentation, at very reasonable prices. Total gem of a place.
Birthday! Great dinner!
I like the parking there because it is right in front of the restaurant. Great food. Friendly staffs. I will go again.
As tourists, we desperately needed a break from lowest-common-denominator Waikiki dining. The Nook scored with a fun ambience, interesting food choices, and good service to boot. It’s the sort of place we would go when not on vacation. Highly recommended.
One of our favorite restaurants in the world, The Nook is always worth a stop if you are in Hawaii. The intimate restaurant is a great find away from the hustle-and-bustle of Waikiki. From the bar, the drinks are unique and hand-crafted. From the menu, you'll always find local ingredients with a creative twist. The Nook is an excellent neighbor restaurant with a Hawaiian twist.
I love cute mom and pop places. It's super charming, chill cool vibe. I've had breakfast many times, loved all the dishes and specials. This is the first time for dinner. My cute waiter, was adorable., Friendly, service on point. The dinner was served a little slow, so good thing my date was entertaining and good looking. The kitchen was hustling their burgers and got backed up. Next time I'm trying the ostrich burger. My pork belly was very good. Ok, good. I'm trying the ostrich burger next time.
The chocolate churo for desert was bomb. I don't even like chocolate. I think I'll try that again. I love the quality of flavors and ingredients in the dishes , and ambiance of cool mom and place. ( anti chain restaurants) so yep 👍 2 thumbs up.
We have had dinner at the Nook 2 times(we are from out of State) and both dinners were fabulous. We have had different items on the menu - burger, fish, short ribs, dessert etc and everything was delicious. Also, the craft beer from the Beer Lab, the cocktails and the dessert are not to be missed. The staff go out of their way regardless of how busy they are to have interesting conversations with the diners. Wish we could transplant the Nook into our community at home.
Food was great, we got the Christmas menu with wine pairing. Service was pretty good too. I will strongly recommend to improve the extraction system. My wife, myself and our clothes were stinky after dinner. Try to eat outside
Lovely place. Staff are friendly and helpful. Everyone seems to care about the food and the experience. Good wine. Delicious food.
This is a such a cute little restaurant.
We started off with clams where were very tasty but a little too salty. We then had a shrimp dish and lamb moussaka. The shrimp was OK the moussaka was so salty I couldn’t taste anything else but salt. The lamb might as well have been beef or pork I couldn’t taste it at all. There was very little meat and very little eggplant, it was mostly pasta which doesn’t even belong in moussaka. It was more of a lasagna than moussaka. I also had a mixed drink which was tasty but very small pour for the price. I am not one that usually minds a little extra cost for a good experience but that wasn’t the case which is the only reason I mention the cost. I have eaten here for brunch often and usually love the food but the chef this evening was going nuts with the salt and the moussaka wasn’t the right name for the dish. Not sure I will ever go back for dinner again.
We had a delightful family dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday. When we first sat down, I was a bit concerned they wouldn't keep my 6 year old happy with their cuisine, but we ordered the orange green tea jidori chicken (with no chiles) and some rice. She ate happily. My husband, my son, and I all ate our delicious meals, too. My husband and I both enjoyed a hand crafted soda/cocktail along side the tasty food. We had the mini cannoli for dessert and they were perfect. Thanks for a lovely evening and great meal.
Great little hidden gem
Our AirBnB hosts recommended this and we’ve already made reservations for our second meal. Burrata special was enough to share and house made linguine was terrific. They were donating some of the proceeds from this special Puerto Rican dish to hurricane relief, but I’d order it any day regardless. Wine prices reasonable and folks at the next table loved their cocktails.
my mom and i were very happy to find this neighborhood bistro our first night in honolulu. it was everything we was hoping for. food was lovely, service was friendly and attentive, and they were very accommodating with my food intolerances. beautiful, fresh, local, sustainable ingredients prepared in creative ways, i'm certain we'll be going back there over and over again!
All entrees were great - Marscapone risotto, beets and chevre linguini, beef burger, sweet potato gnocchi, pasta special. Ordered a salad which can be shared - not an individual portion size, so order and share. Love that it is small and cozy and in our neighborhood. Also love that they have local beer from BeerLab. Kirsten, our server, was so delightful! She was upbeat, attentive, caring and funny. She made our meal very enjoyable! Good luck with your studies, Kirsten! We'd love to come back again.